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NYSTCE English Language Arts: Instructional Strategies - Chapter Summary
Prior to taking the NYSTCE English Language Arts examination for teacher certification, study text and online lessons that emphasize various teaching methods and tools that help students retain and utilize the information they're taught. The lessons also cover strategies for teaching students to read. In particular, you'll be able to explore scaffolding reading instructional models. Look to these educational lessons to review:
- Hands-on, collaborative and expository instructional strategies
- The steps for planning and executing lessons
- Components of effective reading programs
- Good reading habits of students
- Strategies that help students who struggle with reading
- Activities and organizers that aid students in connecting old and new information
- Applying reading passages to various situations
- Outcome-based education and the Orton-Gillingham approach
- Basal reading programs and the advantages of literary circles
These video and text lessons can be accessed 24/7. The animated videos are presented by knowledgeable instructors who can also answer your questions. Submit them in the Dashboard area, where you'll also find your recent activities and additional course information. The video tags allow you to instantly navigate between the main topics of the interactive lessons. The text lessons contain bold terms that you can research for greater understanding. This chapter also includes short, multiple-choice quizzes that test your comprehension and retention.
NYSTCE English Language Arts - Instructional Strategies Objectives
The Pedagogical Content Knowledge section of the NYSTCE English Language Arts examination is where you'll apply the facts you've studied in this chapter. The last of nine examination sections, Pedagogical Content Knowledge is the equivalent of 20% of the test score. The section will evaluate your ability to create effective instructional strategies, promote students' academic achievement and determine their preparedness to absorb new information. On the whole, the examination includes 90 selected-response questions and one constructed-response question. The computer-administered test should be completed in less than three hours and 15 minutes.
1. Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative
In this lesson, we will use the fictional Academy of Magic to illustrate four types of instructional strategies that teachers use in the classroom: expository instruction, interactive instruction, hands-on instruction and collaborative instruction.
2. How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution
Feeling overwhelmed with the immensity of teaching reading comprehension? Watch this video lesson to learn four easy steps to plan and execute reading lessons.
3. Essential Reading Comprehension Skills
Students need to understand what they read. This lesson identifies essential comprehension skills teachers should focus on during instruction and shows how they're used in a classroom.
4. Elements of Effective Reading Programs
This lesson discusses the necessary steps students must master in order to become great readers. This lesson reminds teachers that it is important to build a firm foundation so that readers can develop their reading skills over a period of time.
5. Strategies for Developing Students' Learning & Reading Habits
Ever finished reading and couldn't remember what you had just read? Many students experience this, too. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies to help your students develop healthy reading habits.
6. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction
Ever heard the phrase 'reading is the gateway to all learning'? Reading is one of the areas targeted by most states for assessment because it not only is a critical area in academics, but also an area where most students were not showing gains. This lesson will highlight strategies to help struggling readers develop skills to be successful in the classroom.
7. Activities & Strategies for Student Reading Development
Helping students develop their reading skills can create learners who love to read. This lesson offers some ideas that help young readers develop their reading abilities.
8. Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages
An advance organizer is a very useful tool for teachers to help students understand, retain and remember new learning material. In this lesson, we define an advance organizer and discuss examples and benefits of use in the classroom.
9. How to Apply Ideas from a Reading Selection to Other Situations
Applying what we learn from books to other situations in life helps us grow and improve. This lesson demonstrates how to apply ideas from a text to other situations and how to teach this important skill to readers.
10. Strategies for Motivating Students to Read
One of the biggest hurdles of reading instruction is helping students become motivated to read. This lesson will detail several strategies you can use in your classroom to help students become motivated, lifelong readers.
11. Outcome-Based Education: Steps & Evaluation
The simplest way to measure learning effectiveness is to ask, 'What will the students actually be able to do when they're finished learning?' In this lesson we'll discuss typical steps for achievement and evaluation in the outcome-based approach.
12. The Orton-Gillingham Approach of Reading Instruction
In this lesson, we discover an important learning method, the Orton-Gillingham Approach, which can help students with dyslexia and other reading-related learning disabilities to overcome their disorders.
13. What Is a Basal Reading Program?
In this lesson, we explore the basic methods behind teaching a basal reading program and what students, parents, and teachers can expect when a basal program is implemented.
14. How Literature Circles Benefit Reading Comprehension
Literature circles: Are they a waste of instruction time or a worthwhile opportunity for student growth? This lesson outlines some great benefits to using literature circles in your classroom.
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Other chapters within the NYSTCE English Language Arts (003): Practice and Study Guide course
- NYSTCE Information Resources
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Reading Comprehension Strategies
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Literary Genres
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Analyzing Literary Texts Overview
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Analyzing Literary Genres
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Literary History & Culture
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: World Literature
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: American Literature
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: British Literature
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Analyzing Informational Texts
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Analyzing U.S. Documents
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Writing Arguments
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: The Pre-Writing Process
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Revising & Editing Texts
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Writing Style
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Narrative & Descriptive Writing
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Research & Writing Tips
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Interpersonal Communication
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Communicating in Groups
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Evaluating & Delivering Speeches
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Persuasive Speaking
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: English Language & Grammar
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Assessment Types & Techniques
- NYSTCE English Language Arts Flashcards